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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2000
  • pp: 1389–1393

Fiber-optic voltage sensor based on a Bi12TiO20 crystal

Valery N. Filippov, Andrey N. Starodumov, Yuri O. Barmenkov, and Vadim V. Makarov  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 9, pp. 1389-1393 (2000)

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A fiber-optic voltage sensor based on the longitudinal Pockels effect in a Bi12TiO20 crystal is described. The use of a special backreflecting prism as a phase-retarding element is shown to improve the sensitivity and temperature stability of the sensor. A comparison between the temperature properties of the glass backreflecting prism and that of a quarter-wave plate is derived. The sensor demonstrates temperature stability of ±1.5% from -20 °C to 60 °C and sensitivity of 0.145% per 1 Vrms at 850 nm without the use of an additional temperature control channel.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

Original Manuscript: March 9, 1999
Revised Manuscript: September 22, 1999
Published: March 20, 2000

Valery N. Filippov, Andrey N. Starodumov, Yuri O. Barmenkov, and Vadim V. Makarov, "Fiber-optic voltage sensor based on a Bi12TiO20 crystal," Appl. Opt. 39, 1389-1393 (2000)

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